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Q&A Re: Antique "Fire Starter"

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Oct 5, 2001.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Hope that you don't mind the intrusion - but I'm looking around for some info:My grandmother recently passed away and in her home we found an "antique item" that she always referred to as a "Fire Starter". The three piece set is made up of a brass bowl- a lid and a "wand" that has a brass handle and an unglazed ceramic "bulb" at the end. It appears to me that the intention was to soak the ceramic bulb in some sort of combustible liquid- ignite it and then place it under the kindling.Do you know anything about these items (am I correct in my assumptions- what they were called- when were they popular- etc.)? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    Answer:

    Yes- these are called "cape cod lighters" and are still available today. Kerosene is used on many of them to provide the liquid.

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